Lil’ Kim’s U.K. fans were left disappointed when she didn’t perform at this weekend’s Lovebox in London. The Queen Bee was set to hit the stage at the festival on Sunday, but reportedly missed her set time.
According to festival organizers, she showed up late. “Lil Kim did not turn up to her set on time. The festival had no other option but to maintain the scheduled running order to ensure the other main stage acts were not disrupted,” said Lovebox in a statement.
But her spokeswoman Lizzie Grubman claimed she was on time. “NEWS ALERT: Due to circumstances that were out of Kim’s control, her performance at #LoveBox was cancelled. Kim was on-site and on time for her performance and apologizes to all of her fans for the inconvenience,” said Grubman.
To make it up to her fans, she organized an impromptu meet and greet at her hotel. “Today was a very long day. There were things that happened that were out of my control,” said Kim in a note on Twitter. “I love my U.K. fans. I want to do a big meet n greet today. Meet me at my hotel lobby at 3pm. Andaz hotel at Liverpool street.”
Once the message went out on Twitter, her fans showed up in droves, lining up around the block to meet her.
“Meet and greet in London. I love u guyssssss!!! I love London. I’ll be back soon!!!” tweeted Kim.
Photos via Lil’ Kim U.K.